Adver­tisement VIII:
Antoni Muntadas
and Marshall Reese

Salt Beyoğlu

March 25 – March 30, 2014

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Muntadas and Reese, Political Advertisement VIII: 1952-2012, 2012
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SALT Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema

Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese
Political Advertisement VIII: 1952-2012 (2012)
Duration: 84’

Political Advertisement VIII: 1952-2012 will be screened Tuesday - Saturday at 18.30 and Sundays at 16.30.

This fascinating anthology, updated to include advertisements from the 2012 presidential campaign, documents the selling of the American presidency since the 1950s. In this revealing survey of the American televisual campaign process, a social and media history emerges as Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese trace the development of the TV “spot” as a political strategy and manipulative marketing technique. This stream of political advertisements, presented without commentary, includes many rare spots, including several never before seen.

Reflecting the increasing manipulation of a candidate’s image in contemporary media culture —from Eisenhower in 1956 through Clinton, Bush, Obama and the 2012 campaign— this compilation reveals the political use of advertising tactics such as negative ads, soft-sell techniques and emotionalism.

Writes Muntadas: “Looking back at these political ads provides a key to understanding the evolution of images on television and the marketing of politics.”

This is the eighth version in an ongoing 28-year project. Since 1984, Muntadas and Reese have revised, expanded, and updated Political Advertisement with every presidential election.

Compiled by Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese.
Editors: Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese.

Through his projects, Antoni Muntadas addresses social, political and communications issues, the relationship between public and private space within social frameworks, and investigations of channels of information and the ways they may be used to censor information or promulgate ideas.

Marshall Reese is a media artist who is part of the collaborative team Ligorano/Reese. He and his partner Nora Ligorano make work that combines and dissects media and manipulates images from print, television, the internet and radio. Their internet project www.pureproductsusa.com is widely publicized and has drawn much attention from the media.

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March 25, 18.30
March 26, 18.30
March 27, 18.30
March 28, 18.30
March 29, 18.30
March 30, 16.30